Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus Flatbed Book Scanner - B64-BBM31-A

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So nice, I bought it twice

by Tom Carson on 3/12/2007

If you want to scan books, this is a great scanner/OCR combo. This model produces good quality non-searchable PDF files with ease. Since I have had the unit only a couple of weeks, I don't know how durable the scanner is for the long haul. I have scanned a couple hundred pages in getting to "know" the unit/software without issue. For the worst situtation, I had to power-cycle the unit. To date, I have only seen 2 issues with the unit/software: 1. To make a searchable PDF file, you need additional software. 2. On books with tight bindings & very small inner page margins, you may lose some data.

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Great scanner for books

on 11/28/2007

Quality scans, fast and easy to use.

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Product Overview

Value in a Clever Design - The OpticBook 3600 Corporate brings affordable value in its unique design, eliminating the book spine shadow and text distortion of traditional book copying and scanning. Our clever design avoids the need for a large, expensive overhead scanner or complicated image-editing software.

Multifunction one-touch buttons - 7 one-touch buttons are designed to make your scanning easy and efficient, whether you're using bound originals (e.g., books, magazines) or normal paper (e.g., photos, documents). With just one touch, you can save the scanned images or convert images of the text document into text files that can be edited with a word processor. You may also choose to send them to another application for further editing, to a printer, or to a new e-mail message as attached files.

SEE Technology - Plustek's patent pending SEE™ (Shadow Elimination Element) Technology includes a specially designed edge and lamp. This revolutionary technology allows half of the book to lay completely flat on the glass with the binding against the corner edge.


Manufacturer Plustek
Mfg Part# B64-BBM31-A
SKU 202474157
UPC 783064353045
UPC 14 00783064353045
USB 2.0 high speed connection
Fast scan speed 7 sec. for an A4-size color, grayscale, B/W scan at 300 dpi
Reversible Reflective Document Mat built into the lid. White backing for normal scanning, black for auto cropping and clearer scans of thin pages
Black Image Enhancement Backing to insert between book pages for clearer scans of thin pages
Intellilock lock/unlock mechanism protects the scanner's valuable optical system
Ergonomic desktop design to ease physical strain
Categorizing the scanned images for easy data retrieval
Combining multiple images into one file at the user's option, just like one chapter consisting of several pages
Tech Specs
Interface USB 2.0
Technology Color CCD image sensor
Hardware Resolution 1200 dpi
Interpolated Resolution 24000 dpi
Max. Flatbed Scanning area 216 x 297 mm (8.5" x 11.69", A4/ Letter Size)
Action Buttons (regular)Custom, E-Mail, Copy, OCR, Scan
Action Buttons (book scan) Book Pilot, Preview, Color Scan, Grayscale Scan, Text Scan
Net Weight Approx. 3900g / 8.5 lbs (scanner only)
Dimensions (D x W x H) 453 x 285 x 105 mm (18 x 11 x 4 inches)
Scan Mode Single Pass
Lamp Cold Cathode
Power Consumption 18W (operation), 4.3W (idle)
Cable Length 150 cm (59.06")
Regulatory Certificates CE, FCC, UL/cUL, TUV
System Requirements:
IBM Compatible PC, with Pentium II or faster CPU
CD-ROM Driver
One available USB Port
128 MB RAM (256MB recommended)
500 MB free HDD space
High Color graphic card (VGA or higher)
Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000
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